Coronavirus outbreak Announcement on employees return date
Dear Crown Colleagues,
Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the government of Suzhou has just made an announcement requesting entities in the Suzhou District have their out-of-town employees report to work no earlier than Feb 8th 2020. Companies are also encouraged to take necessary measures to protect the safety of their facilities and employees already on-site.
This government announcement is local to Suzhou. Currently it is uncertain when other Chinese cities, such as Beijing, will announce its separate travel regulations, or whether they will adopt a different timeline regulating travel. Given the yet unknown nature of this viral outbreak and the need to protect our employees, Crown has decided to follow governmental regulation and apply the same policy at the company level. Since Taicang, which belongs to the Suzhou District, must comply with the Suzhou’s latest policy, we ask employees of Beijing who are currently out of the Beijing metropolitan area to remain where they are until after Feb 8th 2020. If there were additional regulations put in place by either local or national governments, Crown will update its internal policy accordingly and update all of our employees timely.
Local management teams in Taicang, Beijing, and Suzhou are already mobilized to take precautions to ensure the safety of our facilities and out on-site employees. Let’s all thank them for their dedication and extra effort during the holidays! Detailed plans on site operations and external communications are being coordinated and developed. Key actions on the site precautious measures have already been put in motion and communicated. We encourage our employees to consult with your line managers for any questions, concerns or suggestions, but also ask for your understanding given the fluid and unusual circumstance.
Our top goal remains to be the safety of all of our employees, their families and the safety of our facilities. Let’s all working together as a team to go through this challenging period safely.
Human Resources Department